2016 San Francisco Writers Conference

Super Bowl 50 isn’t only big “cultural” event coming to the Bay Area in the next weeks. The annual San Francisco Writers Conference will take place from February 11th through February 14th at the Mark Hopkins Hotel. This is an excellent opportunity for hobbyists, aspiring writers, and professionals to come together and improve their craft – all in beautiful San Francisco, a city known for its rich, bohemian literary heritage. Read more about the conference and San Francisco writers below! […]

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Happy 4th of July!

Have a great and safe 4th of July!  And be safe out there. A little history:  The Continental Congress, made up of delegates from the 13 original colonies, voted to declare independence from Britain on July 2nd 1776.  The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted on July 4th 1776, 239 years ago.  I had to look this up on wikipedia.  A little more history:  Every year, no matter how sunny and warm San Francisco is, when it […]

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The Outer Richmond: Great Place To Live!

My family and I moved to the Outer Richmond last year after having lived in the Mission District for ten years and the Castro for eight years before that.  When I moved to San Francisco in 1996 I remember thinking I would never, ever move to the outer avenues.  I thought of it as a foggy wasteland beyond the hills of Twin Peaks.  Well, I was 23 then and things change!  The Outer Richmond is truly a glorious neighborhood with […]

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Roots in the Mission!

Recently I’ve been thinking it would be nice to blog about places and businesses in San Francisco that I really enjoy, and try to get the proprietor to offer a discount to San Francisco Real Estate Blog readers.  Roots is the first  I love this store!  Roots on South Van Ness in the Inner Mission is a great store to get interesting plants and other great things to make your home feel more like home.  I’ve visited a few times, […]

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San Francisco Best City in US

Businessweek reports San Francisco is America’s Best City in 2012. The comments at the end of the article are entertaining, but I think most San Francisco residents will not be surprised our fair city tops the list when it comes to lifestyle.  For a city with a population just over 800,000, San Francisco really does have so much, not to mention the Giants! The Businessweek article reports 129,000 tourists visit the city every day…yes day. San Francisco, for instance, had the […]

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San Francisco Micro Apartments?

You may have heard there is a shortage of homes available in San Francisco.  Rents are spiking, and home sales are starting to lift off as well.  San Francisco supervisors are continually trying to find solutions to the problem.  Supervisor Scott Wiener drafted legislation to allow for “San Francisco micro apartments”, with less than 300 square feet and renting for $1200-$1500 a month.  Take a look at the article in the Daily News:  San Francisco considering tiny micro apartments to combat sky-high rent. […]

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Vermont Street: San Francisco’s Real Curviest Street

In San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District you can find the city’s curviest street; I know many of you are saying “No, that’s on Lombard Street!”, but no, it is actually on Vermont Street. It isn’t quite as picturesque as Lombard, which easily explains why it isn’t as famous.  Here is a photo from Lombard… Notice Coit Tower in the distance as well as bay views etc. Here is the beginning of the curvy part of Vermont Street… Not quite as […]

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